Sugar Mama

Lindsay cooks from her Home on the Range in Kansas.  She's won over $100K in recipe contests, but still struggles to please her picky taste testers Kate (8), Carter (5) and baby Cash.  She posts her kid-tested, hubby-approved recipes (and occasionally her misfires) at Sugar Mama.

Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken

We love the sweet and sour chicken from our local Chinese take-out joint. So when I found a baked version online that claimed it was just as good as the restaurant stuff, I couldn’t not try it. The fact that it was baked was a bonus — it’s healthier and would be a great dish to give to one of my ten bazillion friends who are having babies this spring ....more

Soft Batch Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have about 437 cannisters of malt powder left from my last pregnancy. I craved malted flavor in everything sweet; I even threw it in yogurt (which seems exceptionally gross right now). I still love it — just not in everything ....more

Overnight Baked Apple French Toast

Before Easter, I was experimenting with some baked French toast casseroles because I wanted to find the perfect one to share with you....more

One-Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Don’t run away because there’s a long list of ingredients in this recipe. Many of them are spices, which take just a second to scoop and dump in the pot. The prep is actually really simple ....more

Score! Easy March Madness Cookies

These pics don’t do the super-cute cookies justice. I actually made them during the tournament LAST year, and had to snap the pics really fast as we were late for our beloved Jayhawks’ second round match-up with the Wichita Shockers. (That game didn’t go so well ....more

Pepperoni Swirl Bread

Living in Kansas, NCAA tournament time is right up there with birthdays and anniversaries in terms of importance. We don’t miss a game that our beloved Jayhawks are playing in. In our case, we almost always have or attend a watch party, and we’re even a little superstitious about wearing the same clothes, bringing the same food, etc ....more

Lucky Charms Krispie Treats (magically delicious!)

Do you ever remember you’re supposed to bring treats to an event like thirty seconds before you need them? *crickets chirping* Okay, maybe that’s just me. But it happens more than I’d like to admit ....more

Leprechaun Dirt Cake for St. Paddy’s Day

If you ask my kids what they’re favorite dessert is they will tell you, hands down, it’s dirt cake. I don’t tell many people this fact because I get paid to bake yummy desserts with unique flavor profiles and, at the end of the day, my kids prefer boxed pudding and Oreos all crushed up together with some gummy worms slapped on top. So that’s a little embarrassing ....more

Green Mac ‘n Cheese!

I promise you this is good. Really good. As in, I-just-ate-it-for-breakfast good ....more

Key Lime Pie Bars

Let’s face it, green food is not the most appetizing. But, for whatever reason, my kids love St. Patrick’s Day and insist we’re green from head to toe — including the food we eat ....more